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The P45 will not show up previous employers beyond her last one and neither would the P60 as they both only document the last employment she has been in. However, the P60 will detail the earnings and contributions she has earned/made so if they are very low and reflect only a week's worth of payments the employer may get suspicious and query that. So whilst there would be nothing specifically that says how long she has been employed there for, the amount of money earned would potentially be the issue
Ok thank you for your reply.
she is working at the moment. Her p60 will obviously already have her salary in her previous position.. do you know is the p60 a running total for the year, or just the total from that current employment
It is for the current tax year but if there have been more than one employments in that year then it will show an accumulation of all
ok but it will still only list the most recent employer?
Also, if she were to start her new job at the start of the new tax year. I assume it would only have her first week/months salary totalled
it will show the latest employer from which it is issued and will also include any pother employment during the same tax year
yes it would
But they may ask for the past tax year's P60, you never know
ok, so the sensible thing for her to do, would be to only submit her p45 in the new year
oh ok, that makes sense regarding the previous p60
are you required to present your p60? obvious it would be odd to decline a request however surely its not a dismissible offence
No it is not a dismissible offence but she must remember that in the first 2 years she is not protected against unfair dismissal so they can dismiss her at any time and for no particular reason - even if they just become suspicious
So assuming the future employer doesnt look to deeply. Submitting her P45 listing the fake reference as her current employer is probably the best thing she can do?
Revealing her real employer will prevent her from getting the new job you see
Yes that would be the best she can do, I can't actually advise her on what to do as what she is doing is illegal and is fraud but you get the idea of what the employer may look for
completely understood :)
what other ways could the future employer check her previous employment record?
it is really done by references and looking for gaps in any information provided then asking for proof on what she was doing during that period
If the friend were to employer her for 1 week, and pay her 3 months salary. that would show up on the p60. nothing odd about that am i correct?
obviously the friend would need to pay whatever tax/NI contributions are required
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